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Cultivating Gratitude Supports Social-Emotional Development

Helping children develop gratitude and other social-emotional skills helps them be more hopeful, empathetic and helpful to others. There are easy steps parents can take to cultivate gratitude and grasp the power of appreciation and kindness in their children.  Read More

November 21, 2018  |  Posted in General

Alexis Zgud Joins Communications Team

We're pleased to introduce our new Communications Associate, Alexis Zgud. She brings more than 11 years of experience in communications, marketing and public relations to First Five Nebraska's Communications team. 

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November 01, 2018  |  Posted in General

Nebraska Early Childhood Policy Leadership Academy Kicks Off in January 2019

The Nebraska Early Childhood Policy Leadership Academy will debut in January 2019. The non-partisan project will help citizens learn about the importance of children's earliest experiences and develop skills to engage community leaders, lawmakers and major influencers on early care and learning issues.

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October 18, 2018  |  Posted in General

Read for the Record Day is October 25

Read for the Record is an annual effort to read the same book on the same day across the country to spotlight the importance of high-quality early learning and the power of reading to impact learning. This year’s book is based on a true story and celebrates the magic that can happen when a community comes together to create something beautiful and bring about change.  Read More

October 11, 2018  |  Posted in General

My ‘Why’

UNL's Children's Center is committed to providing quality care and education, and has reached the highest quality level in Nebraska Step Up to Quality. Here's why they embraced the challenge and what it means for the children in their care.  Read More

October 04, 2018  |  Posted in General

Federal Preschool Development Grant Public Input Meeting is October 4

The public is invited to offer input for a new federal funding opportunity to improve Nebraska’s existing early childhood infrastructure.

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September 27, 2018  |  Posted in General

Executive Function Skills Influence Success in Adulthood

Many Nebraska employers say they find significant gaps in executive function skills in today’s workforce. Learn how these important skills, developed in early childhood, support growth of critical competencies that affect our success as adults. Read More

September 06, 2018  |  Posted in General

A Look Back: Senator Paul Schumacher

This is part of a series of blog posts by Nebraska's term-limited senators reflecting on their time in the Nebraska Legislature. We thank them for their dedication and service to Nebraska. In this post, Senator Paul Schumacher looks back at his years representing District 22. Read More

August 23, 2018  |  Posted in General

A Look Back: Senator Jim Smith

This is part of a series of blog posts by Nebraska's term-limited senators. We thank them for their dedication and service to Nebraska. In this post, former Senator Jim Smith looks back at his eight years representing District 14. Read More

August 16, 2018  |  Posted in General

Thank you, Barry Kennedy, for Your Support of Early Childhood

To say outgoing Nebraska Chamber President Barry Kennedy is an advocate of early childhood is an understatement. He has been a long-time champion of Nebraska’s youngest children and has spoken frequently on the importance of access to quality early childhood programs.  Read More

August 09, 2018  |  Posted in General
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